Democracy in Burkina Faso

Democracy in Burkina Faso – Still in an Early Bird

Burkina Faso is rich in natural resources but lacks infrastructure. The country needs more investment to improve the quality of life of its citizens. But it’s getting there with a freshly new democracy. In the past, Burkina Faso had never held free and fair elections. The country was under the control of a dictator. When he tried to change the constitution to allow himself to stay in power, the people rose up and forced him out. Recently, the former General Dédéréis was charged with complicity in the assassination of former president Thomas Sankara. He is Read more…

The 10 Most Powerful Women in World Politics

Forbes magazine’s 2011 ranking has Angela Merkel as the most powerful woman, and President Dilma Rousseff in third place 1. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (2005-2021) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 57, is the most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes magazine’s ranking. The politician leads the European Union’s largest economy and is in charge of political and economic decisions in the euro zone, together with French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Lately Merkel has used all her influence and political authority to try to stabilize the fiscal crisis that has hit one nation after another Read more…